Indian driver's are known to not follow rules. Worse still,they show no respect to a fellow human - the pedestrian. Most driver's fail to stop at the zebra crossings for the pedestrians. Perhaps this video will encourage the Indian driver's to follow the rules i.e. The Zebra belongs to the pedestrians and bring about a much needed cultural change on Indian roads.
In the 1940's educational video When You’re a Pedestrian, Joe Smith, the deceased narrator, encourages both pedestrian and driver safety. Taking the "scare them straight" approach, footage of bad car accidents from the streets of Oakland, California, and scenarios depicted in a scaled-down model city, graphically illustrates accidents and documents the carnage left behind. Though primarily about how pedestrians must be careful, the film also implicates drivers and their responsibility to drive safely. "Here is death. Raw and ugly death!" the narrator fiendishly intones. The remedies for these horrors are, as one would expect, safe driving habits, defensive driving, and pedestrian safety tips. These gruesome car accident stories are not entirely dated and without merit in and of themselves: road traffic accidents are a horrific killer every year. When You're a Pedestrian is good for a laugh and a reminder of the need for pedestrian and driver responsibility.
During Daylight Savings, clocks and smoke alarms aren't the only things needing attention; according to GMAC Insurance, drivers and pedestrians should also pay attention to their habits to stay safe.
Last year, a study confirmed that pedestrians are three times more likely to be killed in the month during the Daylight Savings switch (both in spring and fall). In response, GMAC Insurance surveyed over 5,000 licensed Americans to determine if they take additional safety precautions during the time change. The findings reveal that two-thirds of respondents – amounting to approximately 133 million Americans – do not take extra precautions while walking during this time.
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Promo 10 for the series, "Perils For Pedestrians". You can see the series on public access cable channels in 150 cities. Ask how you can help get the series on the public access channel where you live. www.pedestrians****
Victims of pedestrian accidents can sustain serious personal injury. If you've been hit by a car while crossing the street, contact a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer immediately. Estey and Bomberger has an extensive background in handling pedestrian injury cases. Visit www.losangeles.esteybomberger**** for more information.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 112,000 pedestrians and cyclists were injured and nearly 5,800 killed in traffic crashes in 2006. With new technology, the automotive industry hopes to help reduce those numbers.
General Motors has been developing a two-way communications technology called V2P, or vehicle to pedestrian communication, to support a driver's ability to safely operate their vehicle around pedestrians and cyclists. V2P uses two different types of technology, GPS and wireless communications to send and receive its location information to other users.
The new miniaturized technology, about the size of a cell phone, will allow pedestrians and cyclists to wear transponders that will give drivers with transponder-equipped vehicles warning when they are getting too close. In the future, GM hopes to make this technology available to pedestrians by offering it to cell phone and keyfob manufacturers.
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Walk21 is an annual conference devoted to pedestrian and street design issues, bringing together world leaders in the field. This years conference was held in none other than our very own, New York City.
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The all-new Volvo S60 is equipped with the groundbreaking safety feature Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake. It can detect pedestrians who walk into the road in front of the car, warn the driver, and automatically apply full braking power if the driver does not respond in time.
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Finally, someone to explain to us how compensation is determined in lawsuits. This Atlanta pedestrian injury attorney wants to make it clear to you what factors affect compensation in your pedestrian injury case.
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NY STATE SEN. CARL KRUGER (D - BROOKLYN): “When people are doing things that are detrimental to their own well being, then government should step in.”
That’s the argument New York Democratic State Senator Carl Kruger gave New York’s WCBS on why he’s proposing banning pedestrians from using devices like iPods and cell phones when crossing the street.
If passed, walkers or runners who talk on the phone or listen to music devices while crossing the street would be fined $100. A report released last week by the Governors Highway Safety Association says, nationally, pedestrian fatalities increased slightly in the first half of 2010 compared to the same time in 2009. Pedestrians make up about 12 percent of traffic fatalities. (WFMZ)
But some say banning gadgets isn’t the answer. The New York Observer’s Mike Taylor sarcastically calls the problem of electronic distraction a “plague.”
“Maybe Mayor Bloomberg should quit worrying so much about keeping people from getting guns and instead focus on the fancy phones that are making everyone act like bewildered infants.”
And a blog on Utah’s Standard-Examiner suggests -- if passed -- it would be a waste of time for law enforcement officials to enforce.
“Attempting to leash walkers and joggers is ridiculous and creepily intrusive. Clumsy or air-headed pedestrians are a danger mostly to themselves… It’s laughable that strapped local governments anywhere would see any sanity in having their police officers spend time looking to bust scofflaw gadget.”
Still - a writer for Blog Critics says at the very least - distracted pedestrians are annoying.
“They stop abruptly in the middle of walking to read a text, so that you have to trip over yourself to avoid walking into them; they step off the curb and nearly get hit by vehicles; while talking on the phone they weave all over the sidewalk like toddlers.”
CNET Senior Editor Rich DeMuro spoke to MSNBC -- and suggested another solution.
RICH DEMURO (SENIOR EDITOR FOR CNET): “What do you say when you get stopped ‘oh I had it on pause?’ I mean how do they know what you’re listening to? Do you get a bigger fine if you’re listening to bad music? I mean how far can this go?... I don’t think we need a law, I think we maybe need a public awareness campaign.”
According to The New York Times, other states such as California, Oregon, and Virginia are looking to draw up similar bans. On Tuesday, a legislator in Arkansas dropped a proposal like Kruger’s after mounting public criticism.
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